Baked Ziti

4
Serves
528
Calories
18
Nutrients
19
Vitamins

Ingredients

1/2 pound ziti pasta
4 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion , diced
1 1/2 cloves garlic , crushed
2/3 pound lean ground turkey
2 cups tomato sauce
1/3 cup fresh, chopped basil
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
2/3 cup grated, fat-free mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Bring 1/2 gallon of salted water to boil. Add the ziti and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.

3. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more. Add the ground turkey, season with salt and pepper, and brown. Drain off the excess fat.

4. Add the tomato sauce and simmer for 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.

5. In a large mixing bowl, toss the ziti, meat sauce, basil and ricotta cheese together. Transfer to a casserole dish and sprinkle with the grated cheeses. (This can be made ahead and stored unbaked in the refrigerator up to 2 days, or it can be frozen.)

6. Bake until the cheese is bubbly and brown and the dish is thoroughly heated, about 15 to 20 minutes; bake longer if the dish has been refrigerated.

Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 4

Calories
528
Protein
37
Total Carbohydrate
56
Dietary Fiber
4
Soluble Fiber
2
Insoluble Fiber
2
Sugar
12
Total Fat
15
Saturated Fat
4
Monounsaturated Fat
7
Polyunsaturated Fat
3
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0
Cholesterol
70
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
2
Percent Calories from Protein
29
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
44
Percent Calories from Fat
26

Vitamin A
1618
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
1
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
0
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
8
Vitamin B6
1
Vitamin B12
0
Biotin
6
Vitamin C
18
Vitamin D
11
Folate
136
Vitamin E
4
Vitamin K
9
Pantothenic Acid
1
Calcium
457
Iron
4
Phosphorus
324
Potassium
794
Sodium
480
Zinc
3